iPod classic at Amazon on "pre-order".

Discussion in 'iPod' started by 15danielp, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I've kept the iPod Classic in my shopping cart on Amazon for a week now, in anticipation of the device being discontinued rather then updated. Suddenly it went from "in stock" to "pre-order. Available October 5th."

    I wonder what, if anything, this means.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Hm....10th anniversary edition iPod classic? If we're lucky!:D
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I hope so. I've been hanging on to my 5.5gen for 5(?) years now but it's on it's last legs. I would love a new iPod but haven't wanted to pay for 2 year old technology.
     
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    Chundles

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    Probably hedging their bets this close to the announcement.
     
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    APlotdevice

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    You're right. They even changed the listing to say "seventh gen".
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I didn't notice it said 6th Gen earlier. That's interesting.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    So now I'm pretty sure it has always said 7th gen. And now the black version is in stock but the price dropped. The silver version is still on pre-order.

    This is probably nothing, just wishful thinking.
     
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    ThePimento

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    As of this morning the "7th Generation - NEWEST MODEL" is listed as "In Stock."
     
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    wilsonlaidlaw

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    Gen 6 in the UK

    Amazon UK is selling the Gen 6 as the "latest" but have recently cut prices.

    I have been meaning to update the Gen 5.5 I use in my car for some time, now that I have updated the firmware on the Denison ICE Gateway 500 iPod link to the Porsche PCM 2.2 system. I think my gen 5.5 is at least 4 years old now, which is a good life for an iPod. I know some much older ones still work but I think they have lucky owners. Even if the Classic is dropped tomorrow, refurbs will be available for a long time on ePrey. I bought a Gen 6 refurb last year. it looked like new and works perfectly, apart from an occasional click between tracks when playing on a Pure i20 Digital output dock.
     
  10. macrumors 65816

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    Its a done deal, Classic is remaining the same. I think they just did that for price adjustments in the event there is a new higher capacity one.
     

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